The Borough is governed by a seven-member Council who are elected by Ward for a 4-year term. Council offices include President and Vice-President. The President’s role is primarily to preside over the public meetings of the council and other statutory functions as prescribed in the Borough Code. The Vice-President’s role is to act in the stead of the President when the President is absent.
The Borough of Conshohocken Borough Council is charged by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania with, among other things, the general governance of the Borough and the execution of legislative, executive and administrative powers in order to ensure sound fiscal management and to secure the health, safety, and welfare of the citizens of the Borough.
The Borough Council shall, among other things, have the duty by motion, ordinance or resolution to enact, revise, repeal and amend ordinances and resolutions under Chapter 33 (relating to ordinances), and bylaws, rules and regulations, not inconsistent with the laws of this Commonwealth, as it deems beneficial to the borough and to provide for the enforcement of the same. Unless otherwise provided, all powers shall be exercised by vote of the majority of council eligible to vote at a meeting.
Borough Council Meetings are held the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month beginning at 7:00 p.m. Please join us at the Borough Hall located at 400 Fayette Street in Conshohocken. Meetings are held on the first floor in Council Chambers. Voting Meetings are televised the Thursday evening following the meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Comcast channel 965 and Verizon channel 20.
Council Members by Ward
Karen Tutino, Vice-President
Ms. Tutino began serving as the Council Member for Ward 1 in April 2014, and was elected to a four-year term as the Council Member for Ward 1 in January 2016. She currently serves as Vice-President of Council, and has identified traffic issues, controlled development, assuring Borough quality of life initiatives and serving the residents and property owners of Ward 1 as priorities.
Karen is a Strategic Account Executive with UnitedHealthcare and a healthcare industry expert with more than 24 years of experience. She holds B.A. in Business Administration and Management from Temple University.
Karen is also member of the Library and the Mary Wood Park House Boards. She and her husband Dominick, have one son, Dominick Jr. who attends St. Philip Neri School in Lafayette Hill.
James Griffin, President
Mr. James Griffin, known as "Ike", is serving his 12th year on Council as the Ward 2 member. He is currently President of the Council, and has served as Vice-President, and long-time Public Safety advocate. Ike strives to keep the Borough moving forward while maintaining a small town community.
Ike has worked in the business and construction throughout his career. His experience includes Schmidt's Brewing Company, DeBuono Roofing, Richard's Electric and independent contracting. He graduated Conshohocken High School, attended Delaware State College and served his Country for three years in the US Army.
Ike has lived in the Borough of Conshohocken for 60 years. He has been married to his wife Joan Lee Griffin for 52 years. They have one daughter, Tiffani Yvonne Griffin.
Tina Sokolowski, Member
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Ms. Sokolowski was elected to Office and began serving as the Council Member for Ward 3 in January 2016. Tina having called Conshohocken home for more than 25 years has identified that having a very thoughtful and deliberate plan for zoning and development is necessary, and key to her approach in serving on Borough Council.
Tina has been employed at Abington-Jefferson Health for 27 years, and currently serves as Director of Clinical Integration. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Healthcare Administration and is a Certified Radiology Administrator with the Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA). It is this strong background in healthcare, that sets as a priority, her identifying the need for initiatives that will enhance the health and wellness of our Borough community.
She and her husband live in the home that her husband’s parents purchased fifty years ago, and are the proud parents of one beautiful daughter and are members of St. Matthews Parrish (formerly St. Mary’s parishioner). Tina participates as a novice gardener in the Conshohocken Community Garden and is proud to be part of a community that emphasizes a lifestyle that is healthy and vibrant.
Anita Barton, Member
Mrs. Anita Barton began serving as a Council Member in 2013, before being elected to serve a four-year term in January 2014. Anita views her serving the people of the 4th ward an honor and privilege and works to find solutions to any and all concerns that they may have. It is of the utmost importance to her to maintain the charm and character that is Conshohocken, and work to ensure the history and architecture is preserved.
Anita is serving in her first year of a five-year term as Borough Council representative on the Conshohocken Sewer Authority, a separate Board responsible for wastewater treatment, serving as Secretary to the Board. She has served on the Borough Planning Commission for seven years, including 3 years as Chair.
Anita, a Conshohocken resident for more than eighteen years, resides in the 4th Ward with Richard, her husband of thirteen years. They have four children; Andy, Elaine, Emily and Seth; seven grandchildren, and four great grandchildren.
Jane Flanagan, Member
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Jane Flanagan began serving as the Council Member for Conshohocken's 5th Ward in January 2016. Jane, after spending thirty years as owner and operator of Flanagan's Preschools, developing an Early Childhood Education program at Central Montco Technical High School, and teaching at CMTHS for 10 years, retired in June 2015.
Jane's priorities as a Council Member will be to strengthen the Borough's relationship with Colonial School District, to improve Borough parks, and to work to increase public use of the Borough's amenities. Having both an education and business background, Ms. Flanagan will seek fiscal priorities that reflect the needs of Conshohocken's residents while respecting the rights of local businesses.
Jane has received professional recognition as both a business and educational leader. She was honored as one of the Top 50 Alumni from Montgomery County Community College, honored with the Award of Excellence by the Pennsylvania Association of Child Care Agencies and chosen as one of the Top 50 Business Women in Pennsylvania.
Conshohocken means so much to Jane and her husband that in 2014, they repurposed their original preschool into a beautiful home on Hector Street and moved there. She was born and raised in Conshohocken; attended Conshohocken schools and made her first home with her husband, Jim, on Hector Street. Jane and Jim have 3 children and 6 grandchildren who all live nearby.
Robert Stokley, Senior Member
Mr. Robert Stokley is a four-term Borough Council Member serving the Conshohocken's 6th Ward. He is the Senior Member on Council, dedicating much of his time on Council to Recreation Services, Parks and Public Works projects.
Bob is Vice-President of RCS Building Services, a commercial building services company in Conshohocken. He views recreation opportunities for Conshohocken's kids and seniors as two of his top priorities.
Bob, a long-time resident of Conshohocken, living in Conshohocken with his wife Diane for more than thirty years, is the proud father of Robert, Eric and Todd, and his Grandson Grayson.
Colleen Leonard, Member
Colleen Leonard was elected to Office to serve as Borough Council Member for the 7th Ward. She believes Conshohocken's sound growth as a family community, a family community that has always made Conshohocken so special, and the importance of keeping young people in Conshohocken as priorities. Colleen plans to forge a greater sense of community by assuring the Community Center at the Fellowship House continues to create activities that our children, adults and seniors can enjoy.
Colleen has been in business and the private sector throughout her career and currently manages at her family business, Murray Kia. In addition to Ms. Leonard applying her business knowledge and experience to her approach as Council Member, as a life-long Conshohocken resident, she believes it important to be involved in the Conshohocken community, including having served as a CYO president and coach when her children were young, and later became involved with the Conshohocken Funfest.
Colleen, born and raised in Conshohocken, attended St. Matthew grade school and then Archbishop Kennedy High School where she met her husband, David. Colleen and David are married for 40 years and have three children and two grandchildren, and continue their life-long home in Conshohocken.
The Borough's hierarchy has at its center, the electorate and public, and the people who serve the public. At the core of public service and the essential services of protecting health, safety and welfare, is people. The public policy process, and the management structure and service delivery systems are designed to be mindful of that principle.